OOPS: How Manchester United drew Barcelona in the CL draw that wasn't

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Last night the official Champions League twitter account made an error and tweeted what looks like the mock draw.

Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory, and the official Champions League account helped start a bit of a stir last night. Just before 11pm the twitter account tweeted the Quarter-Final draw in full, it was quickly deleted when the error was realised but not before some eagle-eyed followers managed to grab a screenshot.

The draw is set to take place today at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, and it will be very interesting to see who faces who, and whether it follows the draw that was mistakenly announced last night.

It is amazing to think that with the hysteria that surrounds the official draw, how it was possible for someone to make the mistake to tweet what was most likely a mock draw last night. Something with access to the @ChampionsLeague account made a huge error last night, or does it mean there is a conspiracy?

The draw saw Manchester United drawn with Barcelona, a repeat of the 2009 final held at Wembley. Barcelona were comfortable 2-0 winners and it is likely that they would be heavy favourites to progress should the same pairing come out later. United and David Moyes will just be happy to be in the last eight draw, but once you are there, you want to win it all. Barcelona are not the side they used to be, and what a boost it would be for Moyes if he could knock Lionel Messi out of the Champions League.

Last year’s finalists, Borussia Dortmund were drawn against the 2012 winners Chelsea. Carlo Ancelotti was pitted against his old side, Paris Saint-Germain, in a wonderful tie that would see Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic do battle once again.

The last tie saw Bayern Munich drawn against Atletico Madrid, the Spanish side set to be tested against arguably Europe’s best side right now.

The chances of the same fixtures being drawn out today are slim to none, but if they do, imagine the conspiracy theories that will emerge, it would almost be bigger than the competition itself.

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